College Sports Roundup: Area Golfers Shine
By Space Coast Daily // May 17, 2014
Larsson Shoots a 75 for the Second Round of the NCAA Championships
After a 76 on Wednesday, Florida Tech freshman Johanna Larsson entered the second round of the NCAA Division II Women’s Golf Championships in a tie for 22nd place.
Larsson climbed the leaderboard early on Thursday, but ended the round in the same position as she started, in a tie for 22nd.
Larsson shot a four-over-par 75 on Thursday, and has a two-round total of 151. She started her day on hole No. 10, and birdied the par-4 11th. Larsson entered the top 10 through six holes, but four straight bogeys sent her back down the leaderboard. She finished her second round one-over-par over the last eight holes.
The NCAA Championships are at the halfway point at Rock Barn Golf & Spa.
Eastern Florida Golfers Lose Ground at National Tournament
Eastern Florida’s golf team failed to make up ground on Thursday’s third day of the NJCAA Division I National Championship Tournament in Burlington, Iowa.
Eastern Florida, which rallied from 18th to eighth place in Wednesday’s second round, fell to 10th on Thursday shooting a total of 312 for a three-round total of 934.
Indian Hills Community College leads at 896. Twenty-two teams are competing.
Individually for Eastern Florida Kyle Benson and Brad Gray are tied for 35th at 233 thanks to their rounds of 78 and 76 respectively. Nick Maynard is tied for 41st at 234 after a round of 79. Drew Cooke is tied for 50th at 236 after a round of 81 and Arthur Leonard is tied for 74th at 241 after a round of 79.
Zac Oliver of Paris Junior College leads at 220. The 72-hole tournament concludes on Friday. Eastern Florida is making its 12th consecutive appearance in the national tournament.